Apocalypse Now was directed by Francis Ford Coppola and released in 1979. It stars Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando and Robert Duvall. The story is about Captain Willard, a member of Special Forces, who is charged with terminating "with extreme prejudice" Colonel Walter E. Kurtz, a once highly regarded officer who has gone renegade after a mental breakdown and lives like a despotic king deep in the jungles of Cambodia.
The film was originally released on August 15, 1979, but was filmed during a troubled and chaotic period in 1976 in the Philippines. It was later re-released as Apocalypse Now: Redux in August, 1979 in a remastered and extended edition using footage that had been edited out of the original version.
Northrup F-5 Edit
The planes that release napalm along the treeline behind a village attacked by the Air-Cav, lead by Lt. Colonel Bill Kilgore. The Air-Cav receives heavy fire from armaments hidden in the jungle and Kilgore orders the napalm strike. Interestingly, the number of F-5s in this scene varies between three and five in different shots.
B-52 Stratofortress Edit
The PBR carrying Willard passes under the tail section of a downed B-52 as it nears Kurtz' compound.